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Sunday, Apr 02, 2017

Freddie Roach: Georges St-Pierre Hopes to Fight Conor McGregor in Final Bout of New Deal

Georges St-Pierre (photo via Full Contact Fighter)

By FCF Staff

Georges St-Pierre has been keeping his comeback plans to himself, but according to his boxing coach Freddie Roach, the star’s hoping to fight Conor McGregor in the final bout of his new contract.

Recently the UFC and St-Pierre came to terms on a new deal, and then the promotion announced he’ll fight middleweight champ Michael Bisping on a date to be determined. Since that match-up was announced, St-Pierre hasn’t said if he intends to defend the 185 title, provided he wins it. The former welterweight champ has only reported that he wants to secure the biggest fights possible.

Recently Fight Hype caught up with Roach, and the famed boxing trainer said GSP has a three fight deal, and that for the last bout they’re “hoping” for McGregor. Roach also stated (quote via Bloody Elbow):

“Who wouldn’t want that fight? I mean, it’s a big fight,” Roach said, while discussing a bout between GSP and McGregor.  “We’d have to maybe cut weight, meet in the middle somewhere, but there’s long negotiations (that could) still happen, of course. But, who wouldn’t want that fight?”

St-Pierre hasn’t fought since 2013, when he earned a decision win over Johny Hendricks and proceeded to announce he was taking a hiatus from fighting.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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